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Selecting Honorees

You may select one middle level Local Honoree for every 1,000 young people in grades 5-8 in your school or organization, and/or one high school Local Honoree for every 1,000 students or organization members.

Judging Criteria

There are several factors to consider when judging applications:

Initiative: Did the applicant initiate the activity or show exceptional leadership in an existing one?

Effort: How much time did the activity require? Did the applicant overcome any significant obstacles?

Impact: Were many people affected by the activity, or were individuals impacted in a major way?

Personal growth: Did the applicant gain insights or skills from the activity? Did he/she demonstrate a sound understanding of the value of service?

Schools and officially designated local organizations (county 4-H groups, Girl Scout councils, American Red Cross chapters, YMCAs and a Points of Light Global Network member) may select one middle level Local Honoree for every 1,000 students or members (or portion thereof) in grades 5-8, and/or one high school Local Honoree for every 1,000 students or members (or portion thereof) in grades 9-12. For example, a school or organization with 1,001 students in grades 5-8 can select two middle level Local Honorees, and a school or organization with 1,001 students or members in grades 9-12 can select two high school Local Honorees.

Although you may choose to select your Local Honoree(s) yourself, we recommend using a diverse selection committee made up of the following people:

  • a board member
  • a local government representative
  • a member of a community organization
  • a member of your parent organization
  • a teacher
  • a student
  • a troop leader or youth club representative
  • a local Prudential representative (to locate the nearest Prudential office, visit Prudential's office locator